SALT LAKE CITY — The composer for “When Calls the Heart” is spending a little time in Egypt.
John Sereda, who composes the music for the Hallmark Channel show, recently appeared in a YouTube video in which he greets fans all the way from Egypt, according to Kurt Manwaring, who uploaded the video.
- “I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying it,” he said in the video. “I hope you’re enjoying the latest season of ‘When Calls the Heart.’ I’m very, very proud of the music and everybody, the cast, the crew, the producers, everyone. God bless you all.”
Sereda has produced music for three seasons of “When Calls the Heart,” including the show’s opening theme. He has also composed music for a number of films, including Hallmark films “Christmas Cookies,” “Once Upon a Holiday” and “Christmas Comes Home to Canaan,” among several others, which you can read about at Sereda’s website.
Bigger picture: Sereda’s message comes amid cast and crew updates about “When Calls the Heart,” including showrunner Alfonso Moreno, executive producer Brian Birdand actors Jack Wagner and Pascale Hutton. The updates come on the heels of the Lori Loughlin scandal, which put the show on a creative hiatus.
- Loughlin, who starred on “When Calls the Heart,” was named among dozens of parents who are accused of bribing their children’s way into college. Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli, into the University of Southern California. Loughlin appeared in court Wednesday — after she signed autographs for fans. Hallmark cut ties with Loughlin as a result of the scandal.